Scotland, not normally known for its seismic activity, experienced a 5.5 magnitude earthquake.
The USGS and British Geological Survey are BOTH ignoring this event, both sites not listing the earthquake.
Apparently they don’t want people to know this occurred.
Here are the statistics from the EMSC (europeans):
EMSC has now removed the page above… Google Cache for it here:
|Region||SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM|
|Date time||2014-10-09 19:15:21.2 UTC|
|Location||56.70 N , 6.39 W|
|Distances||308 km N of Douglas, Isle of Man / pop: 26,218 / local time: 20:15:21.2 2014-10-09
214 km NW of Edinburgh, United Kingdom / pop: 435,791 / local time: 20:15:21.2 2014-10-09
95 km NW of Lochgilphead, United Kingdom / pop: 2,272 / local time: 20:15:21.2 2014-10-09
65 km NW of Oban, United Kingdom / pop: 8,081 / local time: 20:15:21.2 2014-10-09
If you check the charts in the UK, or the USGS… coincidentally the charts are “off” during this time, or show nothing.
Here is a zoom in on the location:
Past 72 hours of earthquakes from the USGS (4.0M and greater), clearly the entire region has moved rather noticeably over the past few days: (the 5.5M in Scotland not showing)
As it turns out, upon review of the location on Google Earth satellite imagery, there is an old dormant volcano at the earthquake epicenter (8 miles away).